Immigration Services

Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford (serves Fairfield County)

The Immigration Services program provides affordable and reliable legal counseling and assistance to immigrants throughout Fairfield County regardless of race, religion, sex, creed or economic status.  Catholic Charities Immigration Services program provides consultations on immigration related questions and accredited representation at US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) appointments. The Immigration Team is accredited by the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Access Programs (EOIR/OLAP).



  • Family-Based Applications/Immigrant visas.
  • Permanent Residency/Adjustment of Status (Green Cards)
  • Naturalization/U.S. Citizenship
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Renew/Replace Green Cards
  • Travel Documents (Re-Entry Permit/Advance Parole)
  • Other types of assistance on a case-by-case basis
  • File Freedom of Information requests
  • DACA renewals
  • Obtain or replace Citizenship certificates

Thanks to Maria Palacios.  She helped me and my husband a lot though our green card process. She showed the high level of knowledge and always answered all the questions during our process.  I highly recommend her services for immigration cases.

Immigration Satisfaction Survey Client Response

Bridgeport Office

Who to Contact

Phone: (203) 416-1322
Email: [email protected]

Initial consultation fee: $60 for each case.

Credit or Debit is the preferred method of payment for all Catholic Charities fees. We are not able to except cash payments at any time.
Personal Check or Money Orders are the ONLY method of payment for Department of Homeland Security fees.


Thomas Merton Family Center
1406 State Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Program Hours

Monday-Friday *by appointment only*
Evening appointments also available.

Todo Nuevo cliente requiere tener cita previa hecha en Línea aquí:
ALL NEW clients require an online appointment scheduled here:

Norwalk Office

Who to Contact

Phone: (203) 383-0325
Email: [email protected]

Initial consultation fee: $60 for each case.


Norwalk Family Center
120 East Avenue – 2nd floor
Norwalk, CT 06851

Program Hours

Monday-Friday *by appointment only*
Evening appointments also available.

Important TPS (Temporary Protected Status) Information
The Department of Homeland Security is extending the re-registration periods for the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan.

The 18-month re-registration period under the TPS designation of:

El Salvador now runs through March 9, 2025;
Haiti now runs through Aug. 3, 2024;
Honduras now runs through July 5, 2025;
Nepal now runs through June 24, 2025;
Nicaragua now runs through July 5, 2025; and
Sudan now runs through April 19, 2025.

USCIS Fee Increase Toolkit


Abandoned at the Border

Hope Border Institute

DACA Recipients will now be able to sign up for health insurance coverage through or their state equivalent in November of this year and begin health coverage in December of 2024 | Fact Sheet: The White House

What Will It Take to Eliminate the Immigration Court Backlog? Assessing “Judge Team” Hiring Needs Based on Changed Conditions and the Need for Broader Reform | Center for Migration Studies

Immigrants are not hurting U.S.-born workers: Six facts to set the record straight | Economic Policy Institute (

Help us celebrate the journeys of our clients who have become U.S. Citizens this month!

Husband and wife celebrate becoming Citizens together.

“My husband and I were so impressed and extremely happy how Maria Palacios Paz handled our case for citizenship. She made the process seamless and easy to understand. We are very grateful for CCFC. – Quote from client survey.

Both of these clients had been Legal Permanent residents for over 20 years. After previous failed attempts at becoming US Citizens, they were finally able to achieve their longtime dream, with the support of our Norwalk Immigration Team.
After a 17-year wait, Mr. Guerra and his family were finally able to be reunified with his sibling in the United States as Legal Permanent Residents. Help us welcome them to their new life in the United States.

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